Source

Authors 2

Julia Kramer
University of California, Berkeley

Recommended by 0

LESSON

11/03/16
Go to resource
Designers sometimes tend to focus on disassembling design problems into small pieces. However, optimizing the efficiency of individual pieces can result in a less efficient system overall if the components are not adequately linked up to each other. On the other hand, whole-system designers work on the optimization of the products or services by collaborating with diverse teams to have different perspectives, understand how the parts work together as a system and combine those links into a system. Whole-systems design yields long-lasting and economical solutions with multiple benefits which help unite all parties around the same goals. #### Related Methods [Life Cycle Analysis](https://www.thedesignexchange.org/design_methods/312), [D4S (Design for Sustainability)](https://www.thedesignexchange.org/design_methods/330), [The Natural Step](https://www.thedesignexchange.org/design_methods/329), [Biomimicry](https://www.thedesignexchange.org/design_methods/311)
Please register or sign in to see more data about this Resource